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To Cap or to Not Cap d ( D ) eities ( or WWJBACITAO? ) - Anon on both pic and edit, meme and ...
brentan comments on Mar 22, 2019:
Or whose ass wouldn't he bust a cap in?
brentan replies on Mar 22, 2019:
Yeah, we'll arm ourselves in Valhalla and train with the best. RJ won't stand a snowball's chance in Hell.
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people, but the silence over that ...
brentan comments on Mar 22, 2019:
The silent people are silent for a reason. There is a price to pay for free speech.
brentan replies on Mar 22, 2019:
Yes indeed.
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people, but the silence over that ...
brentan comments on Mar 22, 2019:
The silent people are silent for a reason. There is a price to pay for free speech.
brentan replies on Mar 22, 2019:
Yes there have been and so many paid the price all the way to being murdered.
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people, but the silence over that ...
brentan comments on Mar 22, 2019:
The silent people are silent for a reason. There is a price to pay for free speech.
brentan replies on Mar 22, 2019:
I think all the way from kindergarten to the grave, there is a price for disagreeing with the consensus of your peers.
[yahoo.com] Democratic candidate, Beto O Rourke says a woman should be trusted to make a decision...
brentan comments on Mar 20, 2019:
I hope that this is true. My country has just introduced abortion and it will be interesting to see if the rate shoots up or not. It's not that there was no abortion. Women always traveled to England to get them.
brentan replies on Mar 21, 2019:
@Carin Yes, I'm sure the fundies would give it their best shot. I still think it would be useful to society to know what's happening, analyse it and try to find the best solutions. I think there is more justification for Americans to worry about fundies than our lot at the moment because of their political clout. But things can change in Ireland so we better nor get too complacent!
I don't know if this topic is truly appropriate for this group, but the situation IS driving me ...
altschmerz comments on Mar 21, 2019:
I don’t blame you. That’s very, very, very annoying. It’s like people who thank God for curing their cancer and not acknowledging the nurses and doctors who helped them, or who thank God for sparing their house from a flood/tornado/hurricane, even though their neighbors are screwed. It’s ...
brentan replies on Mar 21, 2019:
Here's something from William Blake you reminded me of: It is an easy thing to triumph in the summer’s sun And in the vintage and to sing on the wagon loaded with corn. It is an easy thing to talk of patience to the afflicted, To speak the laws of prudence to the houseless wanderer, To listen to the hungry ravens cry in wintry season When the red blood is filled with wine and with the marrow of lambs. It is an easy thing to laugh at wrathful elements, To hear the dog howl at the wintry door, the ox in the slaughter house moan, To see a god on every wind and a blessing on every blast, To hear sounds of love in the thunder storm that destroys our enemies house, To rejoice in the blight that covers his field, and the sickness that cuts off his children While our olive and vine sing and laugh round our door and our children bring fruits and flowers Then the groan and the dolour are quite forgotten and the slave grinding at the mill And the captive in chains and the poor in the prison, and the soldier in the field When the shattered bone hath laid him groaning among the happier dead. It is an easy thing to rejoice in the tents of prosperity Thus could I sing and thus rejoice, but it is not so with me!
Taste is subjective. Apparently mine is very subjective.
brentan comments on Mar 20, 2019:
What were those shameful CDs?
brentan replies on Mar 20, 2019:
No. Did the guy make a good judgement call on that one?
What do you think about the question in the article? [theguardian.com]
brentan comments on Mar 20, 2019:
Maybe we need a different, more responsible form of capitalism rather than going completely over to the other side.
brentan replies on Mar 20, 2019:
Does that actually mean something?
Pinoy meme's,if you find it funny jz put ?,?...find it boring jz put ?/skip and scroll down...but ...
brentan comments on Mar 20, 2019:
I got as far as the Philippines and reached a dead end.
brentan replies on Mar 20, 2019:
@Boomtarat03 Fascinating but I'm getting to that stage where things are moving too fast for me.
Should be asleep...it’s 2.30am ! Anyway can’t, so am listening to my faves., as usual, and ...
brentan comments on Mar 20, 2019:
I remember when 'aha' moments were a good thing.
brentan replies on Mar 20, 2019:
Ignore me, Marje. I'm drunk again.
Elle King Ex's and oh's [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Mar 20, 2019:
Is she up her own ass or what!
brentan replies on Mar 20, 2019:
I thought it was all very extreme.
Pinoy meme's,if you find it funny jz put ?,?...find it boring jz put ?/skip and scroll down...but ...
brentan comments on Mar 20, 2019:
I got as far as the Philippines and reached a dead end.
brentan replies on Mar 20, 2019:
Bear with me, I'm old.
I think we all feel kind of like this:
thislife comments on Mar 20, 2019:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDGuPp1np4o
brentan replies on Mar 20, 2019:
Such a clever man!
[yahoo.com] Democratic candidate, Beto O Rourke says a woman should be trusted to make a decision...
brentan comments on Mar 20, 2019:
I hope that this is true. My country has just introduced abortion and it will be interesting to see if the rate shoots up or not. It's not that there was no abortion. Women always traveled to England to get them.
brentan replies on Mar 20, 2019:
@CommonHuman I would be surprised if there were not stats on all medical procedures in this bureaucratic world. But I would hope that you couldn't 'git them' in the case of abortions because you didn't know who they were. I think the heart of the matter here is the integrity of data protection and how it separates personal information from social data.
Corporatism at it's best..
brentan comments on Mar 20, 2019:
Is it a case of who is a classic liberal and who is an extreme leftie?
brentan replies on Mar 20, 2019:
With all due respect, Charlene, I don't think that's the point.
[yahoo.com] Democratic candidate, Beto O Rourke says a woman should be trusted to make a decision...
brentan comments on Mar 20, 2019:
I hope that this is true. My country has just introduced abortion and it will be interesting to see if the rate shoots up or not. It's not that there was no abortion. Women always traveled to England to get them.
brentan replies on Mar 20, 2019:
How about a compromise - nobody knows anyone's business but we get the stats to see what's happening.
Corporatism at it's best..
brentan comments on Mar 20, 2019:
Is it a case of who is a classic liberal and who is an extreme leftie?
brentan replies on Mar 20, 2019:
I mean the sort that will hit you on the head with their placard.
The Runaways - Cherry Bomb [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Mar 20, 2019:
Jesus H, that was some drivel.
brentan replies on Mar 20, 2019:
Well OK then, there is a certain type of talent there.
We're only human...
brentan comments on Mar 20, 2019:
I keep telling people that.
brentan replies on Mar 20, 2019:
They don't, the bastards!
Is the "afterlife" possible without a god or gods?
johnprytz comments on Mar 20, 2019:
If we actually 'exist' as virtual reality beings in a computer-generated, software-programmed, simulated landscape, then the simulation program could contain an afterlife software component. No guarantees of course. But such a programmer wouldn't be supernatural and wouldn't be a god or goddess.
brentan replies on Mar 20, 2019:
I'm 64 so it's time to cut and paste me into a new life.
Is the "afterlife" possible without a god or gods?
TimBo1 comments on Mar 20, 2019:
If there is nothing beyond this life then what is the point of our existing ? We come from nothing be nothing and return nothing? If thats the case why even bother ?
brentan replies on Mar 20, 2019:
Could we say that the meaning of life is to enjoy the ride? Is that enough?
Solid truth found on this shirt
brentan comments on Mar 20, 2019:
What does that mean?
brentan replies on Mar 20, 2019:
@MojoDave Ah, silly me. Thanks.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.....Jim Morrison
Robecology comments on Mar 20, 2019:
I saw another quote by Heath Ledger the other day...I think on this strand. I get almost angry at posts by fools who died young....it makes me not respect their wisdom. I value life too much. I recently got banned off of Mental health support for getting angry with someone talking suicide ...
brentan replies on Mar 20, 2019:
I respect your right to express your opinion. All I can think of in that situation about the suicide is that there's more to it than our idea of what's true.
Numbers 22:30. "And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden ever ...
EllieUnique comments on Mar 19, 2019:
2 Kings 2:23-24 “From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some boys came out of the town and jeered at him. ‘Get out of here, baldy!’ they said. ‘Get out of here, baldy!’ He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the ...
brentan replies on Mar 19, 2019:
The little brats! There's no respect anymore.
Guess I missed the memo . .
brentan comments on Mar 19, 2019:
I think I'd go to church just to be safe.
brentan replies on Mar 19, 2019:
No way. I'm a big fan of peace, warmth and security.
The TRUTH about the Christchurch mosque - YouTube
brentan comments on Mar 19, 2019:
It is a real pity that polarised ideologies only allow for partial truth. There isn't a hope of synthesis without communication.
brentan replies on Mar 19, 2019:
I guess you won't be any help at all.
New Zealand kids perform an indigenous mourning ritual for the massacred Muslim’s. My original ...
brentan comments on Mar 19, 2019:
I've just listened to Jordan Peterson saying he found New Zealand to be a very polarised society and the mass-murder recently was a sign of it.
brentan replies on Mar 19, 2019:
If ever a man took on a myriad of opponents, Jordan Peterson is the man. In all the discussions I've watched, the only person to faze him was Matt Dillahunty. He'll be meeting with Slajov Zizek soon. I'm not aware of the evidence for your claim so I won't comment on it. Nobody, but nobody. meets as many opponents as Peterson does.
New Zealand kids perform an indigenous mourning ritual for the massacred Muslim’s. My original ...
brentan comments on Mar 19, 2019:
I've just listened to Jordan Peterson saying he found New Zealand to be a very polarised society and the mass-murder recently was a sign of it.
brentan replies on Mar 19, 2019:
I've never seen that happen. Is it just wishful thinking?
New Zealand kids perform an indigenous mourning ritual for the massacred Muslim’s. My original ...
brentan comments on Mar 19, 2019:
I've just listened to Jordan Peterson saying he found New Zealand to be a very polarised society and the mass-murder recently was a sign of it.
brentan replies on Mar 19, 2019:
Where the killer is from is hardly the point. Whether NZ is a polarised society is the point. As for Peterson, I would respect his opinion above most other people.
These verses: “Know this first of all, that there is no prophecy of scripture that is a matter of...
brentan comments on Mar 18, 2019:
What's so terrible about those verses?
brentan replies on Mar 18, 2019:
You've gone off on a tangent. I was willing to discuss the two verses. You told me to fuck off. I said I would.
My daughter was only a second away to be named Jennifer Juniper. Donovan [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Mar 18, 2019:
I guess you dropped Juniper at least.
brentan replies on Mar 18, 2019:
Good compromise. I think Jennifer is a very nice name.
Are we going to allow Far-right apologists or possibly even agitators a forum here? Or?
brentan comments on Mar 18, 2019:
I hope so.
brentan replies on Mar 18, 2019:
I hope we allow them to express their opinions on the forum, just like we express our opinions.
These verses: “Know this first of all, that there is no prophecy of scripture that is a matter of...
brentan comments on Mar 18, 2019:
What's so terrible about those verses?
brentan replies on Mar 18, 2019:
@GuyKeith I think you're far too angry to engage with at the moment.
Christian Host Bryan Fischer Defends New Zealand Terror Attack As ‘Vigilante Justice’ ...
brentan comments on Mar 17, 2019:
Some Christians have seriously lost their way. They don't understand their own scriptures anymore, such as 'my (Christ's) kingdom is no part of this world', 'be in the world but no part of it' and 'be in subjection to the secular authorities'. They have a gospel that frees them from political ...
brentan replies on Mar 18, 2019:
@GuyKeith I do this all the time. I think there's plenty wrong in the Bible but I argue where I think criticism is wrong.
These verses: “Know this first of all, that there is no prophecy of scripture that is a matter of...
brentan comments on Mar 18, 2019:
What's so terrible about those verses?
brentan replies on Mar 18, 2019:
@GuyKeith Yes.
Christian Host Bryan Fischer Defends New Zealand Terror Attack As ‘Vigilante Justice’ ...
brentan comments on Mar 17, 2019:
Some Christians have seriously lost their way. They don't understand their own scriptures anymore, such as 'my (Christ's) kingdom is no part of this world', 'be in the world but no part of it' and 'be in subjection to the secular authorities'. They have a gospel that frees them from political ...
brentan replies on Mar 18, 2019:
@GuyKeith Where to start?
Christian Host Bryan Fischer Defends New Zealand Terror Attack As ‘Vigilante Justice’ ...
brentan comments on Mar 17, 2019:
Some Christians have seriously lost their way. They don't understand their own scriptures anymore, such as 'my (Christ's) kingdom is no part of this world', 'be in the world but no part of it' and 'be in subjection to the secular authorities'. They have a gospel that frees them from political ...
brentan replies on Mar 18, 2019:
@GuyKeith I know the Bible quite well and have a lot of respect for what our Judeo-Christian tradition gave us.
I really don't feel like living is worth it today. I know it's just my depression talking and ...
Robecology comments on Mar 18, 2019:
If you don't feel it's worth it... Then quit the drama and pleas...and make room for others. People who plea for help just don't appreciate how lucky they are. I share this...but if you pass on....I'll not be sad....you never saw how lucky you are to be alive. Leave room for those who ...
brentan replies on Mar 18, 2019:
Oh lordy, I'm glad you weren't around when I was feeling down.
Christian Host Bryan Fischer Defends New Zealand Terror Attack As ‘Vigilante Justice’ ...
brentan comments on Mar 17, 2019:
Some Christians have seriously lost their way. They don't understand their own scriptures anymore, such as 'my (Christ's) kingdom is no part of this world', 'be in the world but no part of it' and 'be in subjection to the secular authorities'. They have a gospel that frees them from political ...
brentan replies on Mar 18, 2019:
@LenHazell53 I think I understood you well enough. What I don't quite understand is your motivation to engage with me when we see things so very differently. Why not leave it at that?
Christian Host Bryan Fischer Defends New Zealand Terror Attack As ‘Vigilante Justice’ ...
brentan comments on Mar 17, 2019:
Some Christians have seriously lost their way. They don't understand their own scriptures anymore, such as 'my (Christ's) kingdom is no part of this world', 'be in the world but no part of it' and 'be in subjection to the secular authorities'. They have a gospel that frees them from political ...
brentan replies on Mar 17, 2019:
@LenHazell53 I'm not sure. You always seem to think in black and white. I'm even more confused at how how people are educated nowadays, believing that universities should teach people how to think but have turned into preaching centres of their own. I suspect just being taught to think could result in very ignorant, albeit it very intellectual conclusions such as the the stuff the French philosophers came up with in the 60s.
Christian Host Bryan Fischer Defends New Zealand Terror Attack As ‘Vigilante Justice’ ...
brentan comments on Mar 17, 2019:
Some Christians have seriously lost their way. They don't understand their own scriptures anymore, such as 'my (Christ's) kingdom is no part of this world', 'be in the world but no part of it' and 'be in subjection to the secular authorities'. They have a gospel that frees them from political ...
brentan replies on Mar 17, 2019:
I put it down to the difference between how a Christian should think and how they usually think.
LIVIING IN THE MOMENT...ok, help me understand please. If you're not living in the moment where are...
brentan comments on Mar 17, 2019:
Eckart Tolle did a great job of promoting The Power Of Now in the eponymous book. Science is coming on board nowadays with Jill Bolte-Talylor's My Stroke Of Insight, Iain McGilchrest's The Master And His Emissary and Roderick Tweedy's The God Of The Left Hemisphere, which all deal with the idea of ...
brentan replies on Mar 17, 2019:
The idea in all three books is that they are always used together but each side attends to information in its own way.
MELLIFLUOUS/ MELLIFLUENT - Adjective....(of a sound) pleasingly smooth and melodic to hear. ...
TheDoubter comments on Mar 17, 2019:
even i use it at times. Miel is Spanish for honey. The e became a diphthong as it did in many words
brentan replies on Mar 17, 2019:
I never spotted the honey connection.
From The Week: The Portland city council unanimously approved an ordinance banning discrimination ...
brentan comments on Mar 16, 2019:
Portland, where everyone can be a victim.
brentan replies on Mar 16, 2019:
@Rustee Well, I guess I have myself a mouthpiece.
Should You Tell Your Partner Everything?
brentan comments on Mar 14, 2019:
Here's one of The Beautiful South's clever little songs I Kept It All In: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3gyk7zeA8o
brentan replies on Mar 14, 2019:
My guess it's about family disfunction in different ways and the listener is left to decide what might best be said or kept secret. For example, should he tell his wife she is making him angry enough to want to kill her? Should he tell he was involved in a murder and a bank robbery? We have to decide for ourselves.
Should You Tell Your Partner Everything?
brentan comments on Mar 14, 2019:
Absolutely. Anyway, family and friends will happily tell as much as they can.
brentan replies on Mar 14, 2019:
@VictoriaNotes Oh lord. I voted for keeping some things to yourself and then posted 'absolutely'. I meant no way. I would keep that feeling to myself. Truth isn't always a good thing.
Thoughts on him?
Lawman100 comments on Mar 14, 2019:
I don’t like Biden’s comment, but he is a normal politician. We need normal again.
brentan replies on Mar 14, 2019:
I was afraid people would come to that conclusion.
Having been divorced now for more than 5 years, the thing I miss almost more than sex is touch. Hugs...
Marcie1974 comments on Mar 13, 2019:
I've only been divorced for 1.5 years but definitely feel the same say. Granted the last 5 years of my marriage we basically completely touchless.
brentan replies on Mar 13, 2019:
I was thinking along those lines. Being in a relationship can be worse, with none of the benefits that should be there and all the added aggravations to boot.
¡Aye Ca-Roomba!
davknight comments on Mar 13, 2019:
I'll bet there are at least some 'Christians' out there, who would have no idea what that is!
brentan replies on Mar 13, 2019:
Is it two guys in a speedboat driving off to the right?
But only for a few seconds.
phxbillcee comments on Mar 13, 2019:
Hey, it's been a while, but I'll last longer than a few seconds!!!
brentan replies on Mar 13, 2019:
I think i would keel over.
Yeah! What's up with that anyway?
Rustee comments on Mar 13, 2019:
Sooo glad to not be working!!
brentan replies on Mar 13, 2019:
Me three.
Hurt feeling Dept.
WonderWartHog99 comments on Mar 13, 2019:
Why are they wearing courtly wigs?
brentan replies on Mar 13, 2019:
Maybe they're the new form of ambulance chasers.
This guy works out every day, takes steroids and has a six pack that you can crush walnuts on - ...
chalupacabre comments on Mar 12, 2019:
DEUS VULT and MOLON LABE stickers on there, but probably has a hissy fit if he/she catches people speaking something other than English in a public setting.
brentan replies on Mar 13, 2019:
Shouted by mothers everywhere when dinner is ready.
Beware the ides of March, ...... anyone recognise Charlton Heston? [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Mar 12, 2019:
And don't forget The Man From Uncle.
brentan replies on Mar 12, 2019:
lol, not that guy.
Lumberjack beards are the mullets of this decade. Change my mind
brentan comments on Mar 9, 2019:
You too can look like a manly Muslim man. Feminists love them.
brentan replies on Mar 10, 2019:
@LiterateHiker I said nothing about all women.
These satellite images are solid proof that socialism just doesn’t work.
brentan comments on Mar 10, 2019:
That's OK but who is promoting socialism? Some are promoting social democracy but not socialism.
brentan replies on Mar 10, 2019:
@Logician The difference is, for example, the difference between modern Ireland and Soviet Russia.
As we age, we often end up living alone. Living alone, we do not have a lot of opportunity for the ...
MissKathleen comments on Mar 10, 2019:
Hug someone today.
brentan replies on Mar 10, 2019:
I'm afraid I'll be arrested!
Lumberjack beards are the mullets of this decade. Change my mind
brentan comments on Mar 9, 2019:
You too can look like a manly Muslim man. Feminists love them.
brentan replies on Mar 10, 2019:
@LiterateHiker I was speaking about feminists as a group. There are always exceptions.
Lumberjack beards are the mullets of this decade. Change my mind
brentan comments on Mar 9, 2019:
You too can look like a manly Muslim man. Feminists love them.
brentan replies on Mar 9, 2019:
It's the idea that feminists are two-faced about wanting Western men to be less masculine while never saying a word of criticism about male dominance in Muslim countries.
Christian-Jewish publications I had heard Christians were donating money to send Jews to Israel in ...
mordant comments on Mar 9, 2019:
I don't know how much real impact / influence these groups have or how fringe they are but they certainly exist. On some level I think it's fair to say that all evangelicals want to see the world burn, so that this veil of tears gives way to something better. There is a non-zero chance they may ...
brentan replies on Mar 9, 2019:
The thing is both testaments talk about how people should behave. Granted, the Hebrew scriptures mellowed over time, being barbaric in its early days. Bringing God's behaviour into it only distracts from human obligation. They believe in an end-time judgement that God will carry out. There is no indication in later scriptures to hint that believers should become part of the execution of that judgement. As for slavery, I'm sure the apostle Paul promoted decent behaviour on the parts of both slave and master because he thought God's kingdom was imminent.
Christian-Jewish publications I had heard Christians were donating money to send Jews to Israel in ...
mordant comments on Mar 9, 2019:
I don't know how much real impact / influence these groups have or how fringe they are but they certainly exist. On some level I think it's fair to say that all evangelicals want to see the world burn, so that this veil of tears gives way to something better. There is a non-zero chance they may ...
brentan replies on Mar 9, 2019:
@JackPedigo This is true. One of the points consistently coming through both the Hebrew scriptures and the New Testament is that God wants goodness to be demonstrated, not through politics or religious practices, but through kindness, mercy and talking care of those in need.
Christian-Jewish publications I had heard Christians were donating money to send Jews to Israel in ...
brentan comments on Mar 9, 2019:
My understanding of it is that some Christians believe the world as we know it will end when the third temple is established on the temple mount where the Dome of the Rock is now. Curiously, I've also come across a video that claims the first two temples were never on the plateau known as the Temple...
brentan replies on Mar 9, 2019:
@mordant Gosh that came across very arrogant.
international women's day
brentan comments on Mar 8, 2019:
Tell that to the Women's Movement.
brentan replies on Mar 8, 2019:
@Cutiebeauty I mean that last time the movement got organised to march, they cancelled it because they felt there were too many white (for white, read Jewish) women in their ranks.
international women's day
brentan comments on Mar 8, 2019:
Tell that to the Women's Movement.
brentan replies on Mar 8, 2019:
@LetzGetReal Whataboutery doesn't amount to much.
international women's day
brentan comments on Mar 8, 2019:
Tell that to the Women's Movement.
brentan replies on Mar 8, 2019:
No sign yet of them mending the circle of love around them.
She is correct..
brentan comments on Mar 7, 2019:
Yes. I break it down this way: 1. You hate Jews 2. You hate Zionists 3. You hate International Zionists
brentan replies on Mar 8, 2019:
@Bungaloebob My comment was about the three ways anti-Jewish sentiment should be broken down. I'm well aware Charlene is not anti-semite. I'm not either but I detest Zionism and International Zionism.
A snake bit a man
Matias comments on Mar 8, 2019:
What about those whose nature it is to rape and kill?
brentan replies on Mar 8, 2019:
Drive the van? Sorry, black humour.
She is correct..
Elganned comments on Mar 8, 2019:
AGREE! Jews are not the problem. Israel has a right to exist. But when Israel does shitty things, it's only right to point out that they're doing shitty things. That is *not* anti-Semitism.
brentan replies on Mar 8, 2019:
I don't think Israel has a right to exist. It was lost 2000 years ago and if we were to turn the clock back for every nation, the world would be a mess.
Always give a smile ? to someone ?
brentan comments on Mar 7, 2019:
That's how we know that they are losers so we give them a push off the edge to help evolution along.
brentan replies on Mar 7, 2019:
It is and I have.
Count down for Brexit, no signs of more time for negotiations. UK's Parliament bleeding slowly the ...
brentan comments on Mar 7, 2019:
My guess is we're about three weeks to the extension of Article 50.
brentan replies on Mar 7, 2019:
Not from my way of thinking.
The more I travel on my personal journey, the more I find myself and who I really am. I've ...
CS60 comments on Mar 5, 2019:
It is possible for our sexual orientation to change when we go thru our second puberty when we start hormones.
brentan replies on Mar 5, 2019:
I think that's happened to me. I don't know what to make of it at 64.
Racism - social problems are escalating world wide regarding refugees & immigrants. Q - What is...
brentan comments on Mar 5, 2019:
In Ireland, the worry some have is that the culture is dying through immigration. It's a valid concern but i try to look at it from a historical perspective where new people came into the country periodically and made the culture what it is now.
brentan replies on Mar 5, 2019:
We like our culture because it explains who we are, as well as having great aesthetic value.
She was one of a kind, and SO damn smart.
WonderWartHog99 comments on Mar 5, 2019:
Dead at 60 -- December 2016. You know you're getting old when the heroes you grew up with start dying.
brentan replies on Mar 5, 2019:
I think that way too, as if their deaths are a sign I'm on the last lap.
This conservative "logic" is too familiar
brentan comments on Mar 5, 2019:
Why should people be well and happy if their politics are wrong?
brentan replies on Mar 5, 2019:
Yes indeed.
AUTODIDACT. - Noun...a person who is self taught, without the benefit of a teacher or formal ...
brentan comments on Mar 5, 2019:
My own experience has meant that while I learned a lot through my own reading, I had lots of notions in my head for many years that were quite wrong. The trouble was there nobody to refute them. There were two things I appreciated in college (and this was in my mid-40s) and they were the feedback ...
brentan replies on Mar 5, 2019:
Yes it was. It gave me great confidence to realise almost anything can be tackled if the effort is put in. But I very quickly changed direction from business and used what I learned to enjoy the classics and other literature.
Don't forget that special sauce.
Boomtarat03 comments on Mar 5, 2019:
Hahahahaahaha 12 inches is huge,i can't swallow it tho??? maybe licking it first then bite bit by bit lol??????
brentan replies on Mar 5, 2019:
You'll know the red stuff isn't ketchup when you hear the screams.
It's time to just be happy?
brentan comments on Mar 3, 2019:
I wonder if they they ever did a Happiness For Dummies book?
brentan replies on Mar 3, 2019:
I was asking for that!
Should Christians Date Non-Belivers? Advise From a Christian
brentan comments on Mar 3, 2019:
I always understood that as encouraging people of faith not to link up with unbelievers because their faith would be in danger of being undermined.
brentan replies on Mar 3, 2019:
@Stevil The apostle Paul thought it wise not to take the chance. He did, though, tell women who were already married to unbelievers to stay with them if possible, in the hope that their good behaviour might encourage the spouse to adopt the faith.
Should Christians Date Non-Belivers? Advise From a Christian
brentan comments on Mar 3, 2019:
I always understood that as encouraging people of faith not to link up with unbelievers because their faith would be in danger of being undermined.
brentan replies on Mar 3, 2019:
Yes. I don't think Christians like to think that way about faith but it does seem to need putting everything worldly at a distance in order for it to survive.
Bread is awesome
brentan comments on Mar 3, 2019:
A book like The Asperger's Guide to Flirting should be a great help.
brentan replies on Mar 3, 2019:
Yes indeed! It's called The Ups and Downs of Flirting.
Thought for food: I recently had a “wonderful” experience in one group on this site. It was ...
brentan comments on Mar 2, 2019:
I think it's turning the forum into groups of echo-chambers. People seem to love the sense of belonging.
brentan replies on Mar 2, 2019:
@Davethecave No, it's more like tiptoe through the tulips.
Robert A. Heinlein Quotes on God and Religion
brentan comments on Mar 2, 2019:
He might be the man behind Dave Allen's joke. Anyway, I agree with everything he said there.
brentan replies on Mar 2, 2019:
This is it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS3BZs5fx3Q
Polly wants a restraining order / Roof parrot tells firefighter to f--- off [ladbible.com]
Elganned comments on Mar 2, 2019:
Reminds me of a joke about a preacher in a flood...
brentan replies on Mar 2, 2019:
True enough. If that dove had a bad attitude, Noah would never have made land.
Pearly whites!
brentan comments on Mar 2, 2019:
We should domesticate them with dentistry.
brentan replies on Mar 2, 2019:
Gummy sharks.
Some of my favorite things
gitcheegummee comments on Mar 2, 2019:
I never understood this meal. I grew to despise it when I was young. It was always the Friday lunch to accommodate the Catholics. The rest of us had to suffer. UGH!
brentan replies on Mar 2, 2019:
Maybe an enforced good becomes a bad.
The way I see it. Over the past several days there's been a lot of of discussion about how to ...
brentan comments on Feb 28, 2019:
It's a pity. It seems to be the nature of the social media beast. It encourages opinion but it really wants agreement. Being lukewarm about things is a fairly safe alternative. Obviously I have no idea what goes on in the background but I suspect there's where the damage is created. I was ...
brentan replies on Feb 28, 2019:
I guess we have to accept it because lots of people don't want others disagreeing with them and they can do it so easily through blocking. I think maybe being open to argument is, for want of a better way of putting it, the principled way to have a discussion and being closed to contradiction is the natural way to want a discussion to go. I just think the real world is going back to tribalism in a sense and it's being reflected here.
Ahhh, Coffee! :)
brentan comments on Feb 28, 2019:
Well now! There's an attitude!
brentan replies on Feb 28, 2019:
That's a hell of an improvement. Well done!
It's pink shirt ( anti bullying day) today so all you assholes have to be nice ?
brentan comments on Feb 27, 2019:
Being nice at work can help you avoid getting shot.
brentan replies on Feb 27, 2019:
It's the same in Ireland. We are expected to get killed with at least a modicum of decency and then rest assured that the police will look into it.
An apt description of 2018.
brentan comments on Feb 27, 2019:
Is a semi-colon a half-assed attempt at grammar?
brentan replies on Feb 27, 2019:
Ignore me. I was just playing with the idea of a semi colon being the equivalent of half an ass.
A tip for country folk...
MarkRussell comments on Feb 26, 2019:
I believe that there's a Harvest Festival song that starts..."We plough the fields and scaaaatter the good seed on the laaaand..."
brentan replies on Feb 27, 2019:
@MarkRussell It sure was in mythology.
This is what our world looks like - this is what the US looks like. Why are so many people so ...
OwlInASack comments on Feb 26, 2019:
There are many people making money and purpose from punching down right now. From the GOP (it’s not Trump - he is just the puppet) to the MRAs to the Klan, to the MGOTW crowd. Sadly these are all damaged and insecure men (mostly) who get their value in life from attacking perceived threats....
brentan replies on Feb 26, 2019:
@OwlInASack I've never witnessed this male hatred. The large assemblies of men at his talks are full of the most agreeable people you could meet. Peterson is a classic liberal.
A vote on gay clergy and same-sex marriage may split the United Methodist Church [msn.com] The...
brentan comments on Feb 26, 2019:
Christianity and homosexuality don't mix.
brentan replies on Feb 26, 2019:
@LenHazell53 Yes, theologians twist sciptures. I'm simply saying that Christianity and homosexuality don't mix in the scriptural context.
A vote on gay clergy and same-sex marriage may split the United Methodist Church [msn.com] The...
brentan comments on Feb 26, 2019:
Christianity and homosexuality don't mix.
brentan replies on Feb 26, 2019:
@LenHazell53 Yes but the context here is theological.
This is what our world looks like - this is what the US looks like. Why are so many people so ...
OwlInASack comments on Feb 26, 2019:
There are many people making money and purpose from punching down right now. From the GOP (it’s not Trump - he is just the puppet) to the MRAs to the Klan, to the MGOTW crowd. Sadly these are all damaged and insecure men (mostly) who get their value in life from attacking perceived threats....
brentan replies on Feb 26, 2019:
I've never heard him do anything but encourage young men to better themselves so as to be better people for young women and society in general, and I must have watched everything there is to see of him. The vulnerable minorities he attacks are extreme lefties. Where LGBT are concerned, many agree with him.
This is what our world looks like - this is what the US looks like. Why are so many people so ...
OwlInASack comments on Feb 26, 2019:
There are many people making money and purpose from punching down right now. From the GOP (it’s not Trump - he is just the puppet) to the MRAs to the Klan, to the MGOTW crowd. Sadly these are all damaged and insecure men (mostly) who get their value in life from attacking perceived threats....
brentan replies on Feb 26, 2019:
I must be even though I read and watch the negative articles and videos. I sometimes attend a Peterson Meetup where both sides are presented. But I've watched hours upon hours of his lectures and find them very educational.
A tip for country folk...
MarkRussell comments on Feb 26, 2019:
I believe that there's a Harvest Festival song that starts..."We plough the fields and scaaaatter the good seed on the laaaand..."
brentan replies on Feb 26, 2019:
I'm sure I know those lyrics from Godspell.
This is what our world looks like - this is what the US looks like. Why are so many people so ...
OwlInASack comments on Feb 26, 2019:
There are many people making money and purpose from punching down right now. From the GOP (it’s not Trump - he is just the puppet) to the MRAs to the Klan, to the MGOTW crowd. Sadly these are all damaged and insecure men (mostly) who get their value in life from attacking perceived threats....
brentan replies on Feb 26, 2019:
I've heard nothing but good about the effect he has on people. I also feel a lot better for having come across his lectures.
This is what our world looks like - this is what the US looks like. Why are so many people so ...
OwlInASack comments on Feb 26, 2019:
There are many people making money and purpose from punching down right now. From the GOP (it’s not Trump - he is just the puppet) to the MRAs to the Klan, to the MGOTW crowd. Sadly these are all damaged and insecure men (mostly) who get their value in life from attacking perceived threats....
brentan replies on Feb 26, 2019:
I'm sure he's crying all the way to the bank!
This is a little old but I think its aged well, particularly after Cardinal Pells fall from grace. ...
brentan comments on Feb 26, 2019:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AC520-cK1Q
brentan replies on Feb 26, 2019:
My guess is that it's saying a priest is never far from an altar -boy and the bell is just to draw our attention to the boy.
@phxbillcee for your haters lol
Kojaksmom comments on Feb 25, 2019:
I just realized I had another one of my comments flagged by administration because I said men are pigs. that's not even the worst thing said in the last 10 minutes.
brentan replies on Feb 25, 2019:
I'm glad I missed that. My feelings would have been hurt.

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